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MINNEAPOLIS After seven seasons with the Minnesota Twins, utility infielder Alexi Casilla has found a new team.The Baltimore Orioles claimed the 28-year-old Casilla off outright waivers, the Twins announced Friday. Casilla was signed by the Angels as an amateur free agent in 2003 and was traded to the Twins in 2005 for pitcher J.C. Romero.In seven seasons with the Twins, Casilla was a career .250 hitter. He played a career-high 106 games in 2012 and batted .241 with 30 RBI and a career-high 21 stolen bases. Casillas biggest moment in Minnesota came in 2009, when he drove in the game-winning run in Game 163 against the Detroit Tigers. Casilla played three infield positions with the Twins but was primarily used at second base (399 games).The Twins also acquired two players from the Colorado Rockies on Friday, the team announced. Infielder Tommy Field and right-hander Josh Roenicke were both claimed off outright waivers by the Twins. The 25-year-old Field has played 18 career games in the majors and made his Rockies debut in 2011. He spent most of the 2012 season at Triple-A Colorado Springs, where he batted .246 with 49 RBI and eight home runs.Roenicke spent most of his career in the Cincinnati Reds organization and joined Colorado in 2011. He has made 127 career relief appearances in the majors with the Reds, Blue Jays and Rockies. In 2012, Roenicke appeared in 63 games and posted a 3.25 ERA with 54 strikeouts and 43 walks in 88 23 innings. He is the nephew of Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke.Follow Tyler Mason on Twitter.
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The Baltimore Orioles claimed second baseman Alexi Casilla off waivers from the Minnesota Twins on Friday. Casilla hit .241 with one homer and stole 21 bases for the Twins this past season. The 28-year-old Casilla is eligible for arbitration in 2013 and projected to make around $1.5 million.
Last off-season, the Twins correctly allowed Michael Cuddyer to leave via free agency, and signed outfielder Josh Willingham to take his place. Willingham was signed for $21MM over 3 years while Cuddyer signed with Colorado for $30MM over 3 years.Willingham didn’t disappoint in his first season as a Twin. He hit .260/.366/.524, adding 35 home runs in 145 games. It was the best...
MINNEAPOLIS Brad Steil will take over as the Minnesota Twins' Director of Minor League Operations, the team announced Thursday.
Steil takes over for longtime farm director Jim Rantz, who recently announced his retirement after nearly 50 years in the Twins organization. Steil spent the last five seasons as the Twins' Director of Baseball Operations. Prior to that, he was...
The Minnesota Twins have claimed two players off waivers from Colorado, middle infielder Tommy Field and right-handed reliever Josh Roenicke.
The 30-year-old Roenicke had a 3.25 ERA in 88 2-3 innings last season for the Rockies with 43 walks and 54 strikeouts. He's the nephew of Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke and has also pitched for Cincinnati and Toronto.